Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

The Northwoods Knife brand name originated in Gladstone, Michigan when a man named Dave Shirley adopted it as his knife company's name in 2004. Dave was well known for collaborating with popular knife companies to have knives made to his specifications for resale well before 2004 & beyond. KnivesShipFree bought Northwoods from Dave & has continued to team up with respected makers to produce knives marked with the Northwoods brand name.
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Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Here's one I just received from XXCASEXX {MIKE} . Thanks Mike!
This one has Smooth Red bone handles and was made by Queen for KSF we think in early 2016.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by Jeffinn » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:10 am

Now that’s a nice looking knife!
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:09 am

Great looking knife Greg. Nice score!
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Greg, i have been watching the Northwoods brand from soon after Derrick got ownership and i do not recall a Sowbelly Stock knife. There were some Queen made Northwoods Stock knives during the Dave Shirley time. I have one with mammoth handles. Are you sure it is a KSF Northwoods ?
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:35 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, i have been watching the Northwoods brand from soon after Derrick got ownership and i do not recall a Sowbelly Stock knife. There were some Queen made Northwoods Stock knives during the Dave Shirley time. I have one with mammoth handles. Are you sure it is a KSF Northwoods ?
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I remember Mike's sale thread for this knife. One of the photos that Mike posted was a dealer photo that had "Knivesshipfree" written in the bottom corner of the picture.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:15 pm

Yes Mike said he bought it in early 2016 and he did use a KSF dealer photo.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:31 pm

Interesting because there is no picture of it in the KSF Northwoods Archive which is supposed to be complete from when Derrick took over the brand in ~2010.
There was a Queen made Northwoods Indian River Jack in 2016 as well as the Bear Lake Jack also Queen made.
KSF did have some of the knives left over from the Dave Shirley era which finally sold out only recently. I bet your knife is one of these.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:09 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Interesting because there is no picture of it in the KSF Northwoods Archive which is supposed to be complete from when Derrick took over the brand in ~2010.
There was a Queen made Northwoods Indian River Jack in 2016 as well as the Bear Lake Jack also Queen made.
KSF did have some of the knives left over from the Dave Shirley era which finally sold out only recently. I bet your knife is one of these.
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It could very well be. Mike did say it was a Dave Shirley knife and he got it in 2015. My mistake.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by Cletus Awreetus » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:42 pm

Greg, man I've been admiring that knife of yours from the day you posted it! finally scored me one to add to my ever-expanding Pig collection.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by doglegg » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I just received from XXCASEXX {MIKE} . Thanks Mike!
This one has Smooth Red bone handles and was made by Queen for KSF we think in early 2016.
That is pretty, I doubt I would carry it but just look at it. Nice.

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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by doglegg » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 pm

Cletus Awreetus wrote:Greg, man I've been admiring that knife of yours from the day you posted it! finally scored me one to add to my ever-expanding Pig collection.
Don't blame you for getting that one. Good looking knife.

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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:59 pm

I like the Queen made Sowbelly both 3 and 5 blade. Queen also made these for Moore Maker and with a Winchester branding. If you see the 1999 Moore Maker 5 blade Sowbelly, yellow bone handles, it's a good one to get.
Of all these, the above Northwoods takes first prize for "Best Bone".
Now i will have to look for one of these Northwoods.
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Re: Northwoods 3 Blade Sowbelly

Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:24 am

Cletus Awreetus wrote:Greg, man I've been admiring that knife of yours from the day you posted it! finally scored me one to add to my ever-expanding Pig collection.
Cletus that is a dandy. It looks like what I've seen in some other Dave Shirley patterns that was being called Italian jigged bone. Great catch on the sow belly! ::tu::
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